11 Facts About Stuttering
- Stuttering (aka stammering) is a communication disorder that causes the flow of speech to be broken up.
- Stuttering is rarely outgrown by adults. Children who are going to outgrow it usually do by 7 or 8-years-old.
- Almost 70 million people worldwide are stutterers.
- While anxiety is not the cause of stuttering, people who stutter may do so more often in stressful situations or when they focus on their stuttering as a problem.
- Stuttering is a biological and neurological condition that is caused by one or more of four possible triggers:
- Child development
- Family dynamics
- There are a variety of treatment approaches to improve speech and emotionally cope with stuttering.
- Four times as many males than females are stutterers.
- A variety of apps for smartphones and tablets have been designed to help with stuttering such as Balbus Speech, Fluently, Smarty Ears, and The Stammurai (created by awesome teens who stutter!).
- Many famous actors, athletes, and musicians stutter. Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, B.B. King, and Tiger Woods are a few.
- It is very important for parents, siblings, and friends of stuttering individuals to be patient and encourage conversation in a slow and clear manner.
- 5 percent of all children stutter for a period of time.
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Sources: Stuttering Help